The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Mckenna Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:55pm
HELP/ PC gets hot and loud when playing Skyrim.
Basically i built a PC 2 weeks ago and yesterday i bought skyrim and for some strange unknown reason i cant seem to play Skyrim in Ultra or High and before you say anything yes i should be able to play in Ultra or High from what ive seen online so im just curious to see if anyone knows what the problem could be? oh btw i play other games like CS:GO and Murdered Soul Suspect they play fine with no problems just skyrim. I mean i get its summer and its reeeeally hot out there but still i should be able to play it right? I will put my PC Specs below, thanks :)

2 fans at the side of the PC
Asrock FM285X Motherboard
Windows 7 Home Premium
600w Corsair Power Supply
HyperX 4gb RAM
AMD Athlom X4 760K Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.80GHz
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card
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Zefram Cochrane Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:58pm 
Checked your graphics card fans? They're the chief culprit. Mine get a bit noisy when it's running balls out. My old card I replaced the original heatsink and fans with an Accelero Xtreme setup, it cured the red-hot temperatures it used to run at but also made it near silent running. I miss that card.
zeiut Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:58pm 
You don't have a fan at the front or back of the case?
Mckenna Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:03pm 
i checked everything man, and gave everything a little clean but its still acting weird, i mean if i play on ultra its get hot and loud in like 5 mins its crazy and when playing on high i get about 15mins game time (if lucky) before it starts going weird :S and no zeiut i dont have one at the back but i do at the front (forgot about that one). i can play on low setting and im guessing medium i havent tried medium, its just weird haha and yes im new to the PC World xD
Zefram Cochrane Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:04pm 
Originally posted by zeiut:
You don't have a fan at the front or back of the case?

Good point, do you have a push-pull fan setup in that case? Front fan set to pull air in (should have a filter) and a rear fan to push out the exhaust.

Pretty much essential when the temperatures soar.
Last edited by Zefram Cochrane; Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:04pm
pike Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:04pm 
if you built it and it's overheating check the cpu heatsink , it might not be seated fully . and did you use thermal paste ?
Zefram Cochrane Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:09pm 
If you suspect overheating try taking the side off the case for a bit, improve the air circulation and see what happens
Mckenna Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:10pm 
front fan has a filter its a led thing and the two fans at the side are filtered and turned on my the push of a buttom, they are always on & im pretty sure its sealed fully will double check that and no i didnt use thermal paste. another thing worth mentioning is the my power supply is actually at the top of my pc at the back instead of at the bottom and when i put my hand to see how hot it is i put it where the power supply is but with that being said i did take the side of my pc off and the fan on the processor what hot so i dunno whats going on haha
zeiut Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:13pm 
Are the fans pushing air in the case or out? It just sounds like your fans are not setup properly.
Mckenna Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:13pm 
Originally posted by Zefram Cochrane:
If you suspect overheating try taking the side off the case for a bit, improve the air circulation and see what happens
not a bad idea i was thinking that but i read that doing that isnt good for the pc because of dust getting in but i guess if i take it off for like 30 mins it cant be too bad
pike Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:15pm 
no thermal paste is the problem , re- read how to properly install the cpu ,heatsink and fan , and you need to do it before you fry the cpu
Mckenna Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:16pm 
Originally posted by zeiut:
Are the fans pushing air in the case or out? It just sounds like your fans are not setup properly.
erm honestly i dont know i put my hand over the fans and unless im touching it i cant feel ♥♥♥♥ haha. i should have probably said this before i didnt build it myself my friend put it together for me so if i seem like i dont know anything thats whys
Zefram Cochrane Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:17pm 
Power supply shouldn'be a problem mine's at the top of the case, they'set to exhaust out the back, or they should be.

Download a CPU temperature measuring program such as Core Temp if you suspect its that. Also GPU-Z to take a look at graphics card temps.
Last edited by Zefram Cochrane; Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:19pm
zeiut Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:18pm 
Originally posted by pike:
no thermal paste is the problem , re- read how to properly install the cpu ,heatsink and fan , and you need to do it before you fry the cpu

That's true, but stock cpu fans usually has thermal paste pre applied. If it didn't, then he'll definitely have to apply some thermal paste.
↯Malak↯ Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:18pm 
I always leave the side cover off - for years now. Good way to maintain a visual of how much dust there is and to clean it when needed. This reduces the 'kid left in a hot car" effect. It's no longer a contained area.
Mckenna Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:20pm 
i will download it but i guess your right it wont be that because now im not playing skyrim my pc isnt even close to being hot its nice and cool and not loud haha
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Date Posted: Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:55pm
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